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Total loan: $2,225
Makeni, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Housing
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Franklyn's Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!
A loan helped to buy house building materials like iron corrugated zincs, bags of cements, iron rods, etc. in large quantity in order to construct a family dwelling house.
Franklyn's Group's story
Pictured above are teachers of a technical Vocational Institute in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org to apply for a loan of 12,800,000 Sierra Leonean Leones for the entire group. Teachers and other monthly staff workers do come to SMT to apply for loans. With the help of these loan, they can meet certain financial challenges that their salaries alone cannot tackle. They usually use these loans to pay school fees for their children, invest in their businesses, buy plots of land or house building materials, etc. And at the end of each month, they repay the loan using their monthly salaries. Their finance officer is directly responsible for making repayments on their behalf. Muctarr is the leader of this group of teachers. Muctarr is forty-five years of age. A native of Rokulan village, Muctarr is married to a teacher and they have four children attending primary and secondary schools respectively. Muctarr has served in the teaching profession for 28 years now. With his share of this loan, he is going to buy house building materials like iron corrugated zincs, bags of cements, iron rods, etc. in large quantity in order to construct a family dwelling house.